BONJOUR, PARIS: Thom Browne has spoken for years about wanting to show in Paris instead of New York, and this June he’s finally getting his wish. He will show his namesake collection on the last day of the Paris men’s shows, the same day Lanvin and Paul Smith typically show. Browne has already held a presentation at Pitti Uomo in Florence, and Moncler shows his Gamme Bleu collection in Milan. But the Paris runway will be a European first for his signature collection. Browne hopes to reach a more international audience that could be more receptive to his avant-garde designs than in the commercially focused Big Apple.
April 2, 2010